the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, reverend dr. paul taylor from st. vincent arch abbey, letreau, pennsylvania. the chaplain: let us pray. e stand before you, o holy god, conscious of our sinfulness but aware that we gather in your name. come to us, remain with us, and enlighten our hearts. give us light and strength to know your will, to make it our own, and to live it in our lives. guide us by your wisdom, support us by your power, for you are god, our god, the holy god.